UK-based Peel Group has submitted the largest planning application in the UK for the proposed £5.5bn ($8.7bn) mixed-use scheme, Liverpool Waters.
Global infrastructure consultancy WYG has been leading the planning application for the scheme, which involves redevelopment of part of the Liverpool Docks.
The plan intends to regenerate the disused dockland area to create a new 1.3-million-square-metre mixed-use waterfront area.
Peel development director Lindsey Ashworth said "It is a fantastic and almost unbelievable achievement to get a scheme of this scale and nature to a point where a planning application can be submitted."
The scheme will feature office spaces, 9,000 new residential homes, a cultural building, a new cruise terminal, retail spaces, shops and restaurants.
The scheme will also include the 55-storey Shanghai Tower, which will be the tallest UK building outside London.
The Liverpool Waters scheme has been backed by the Liverpool City Council, English Heritage, CABE and the local community partners and stakeholders.